Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Xuanji
Object Number 30-8-3
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Shang Dynasty
Date Made Early Shang Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Jade
Technique Carved | Polished

Greenish white jade ring, xuanji, with three tangent notches. The edges have a dull, rounded, bevel except for the notches where the line of angle is sharply defined. It is a 'tie ring' used to hold the rope around presentation bales of silk.

Credit Line Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930

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